Andy has two bets at Kempton this evening, including a strong fancy in the 1m handicap.
Following his cosy success here 15 days ago, the course form figures of CRYPTIC (NAP) (best price 7-2) now read 121, so it’s plain for all to see that Luca Cumani’s charge is a useful piece of kit when allowed to race at the Sunbury venue. Although up 5lb following the latest of those victories, the fact that he idled once hitting the front inside the distance suggests he may have had slightly more in hand than the official one-length winning margin would have you believe, and given that he still has the opportunity to race against the same rating band, must provide him with a first-class chance of following up.
Clearly, there’s an element of guesswork involving the chances of MAJROOH (best price 6-1) with so many unknown factors surrounding him, but given that he hails from a yard in red-hot form and, similarly to stable mate Iftitah last week, he has the tongue-tie on for the first time, George Peckham’s charge looks a very intriguing contender. Re-joining old connections after a spell out in the desert with Fawzi Abdulla, the son of Acclamation returns to these shores a fresh horse, and with some decent back-class to his name, including a victory on a Polytrack surface, he could easily go better than market expectation.